Alternative narratives in the global town square – how social media can build stronger, more resilient communities
With more than 316 million users worldwide, Twitter has been at the forefront of a revolution in how people communicate. The platform offers a voice to those who may have never before been able to share their thoughts with the wider world, beyond social, religious and national boundaries.
Balancing both a diverse range of perspectives while protecting users requires vigilance, and poses challenges. Here Twitter’s UK public policy chief Nick Pickles looks at how the platform deals with these challenges and how freedom of speech is a powerful tool to promote community engagement and social change.